July 1, 1998
The good news is that parking on the uptown campus won't get any worse this summer. The bad news is it won't be getting better either. The administration postponed the planned closing of Newcomb Place this summer to repave the street and begin improvements to the drainage system.
According to Tony Lorino, senior vice president for operations and chief financial officer, the university received construction bids that significantly exceeded the original cost estimates and the additional time required to analyze the project would extend the completion date beyond the summer time frame. Lorino added that the resurfacing of Library Road (behind Jones Hall) has also been deferred, pending the results of an engineering study of the drainage on the middle campus between Willow and Freret streets. This study should be completed by the end of this summer.
These two projects will likely take place during summer 1999, he adds. Other projects that should affect parking for brief periods this summer include repairing damage on Drill Road and painting the stripes on repaved areas of McAlister Drive and Newcomb Place, says Greg Chlup, director of physical plant facilities.
Chlup says he expects the Drill Road project to start sometime this month and last no more than two weeks. Once finished with the Drill Road project, the physical plant department will close parts of McAlister Drive and Newcomb Place to repave and restripe areas dug up during construction projects. Restriping should take only one day, Chlup says, and won't interfere with parking along the unaffected sections of either road.
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